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Controller-Based Wireless LAN Fundamentals: An end-to-end reference guide to design, deploy, manage, and secure 802.11 wireless networks, 1st edition

  • Jeff Smith
  • Jake Woodhams
  • Robert Marg

Published by Cisco Press (October 29th 2010) - Copyright © 2011

1st edition

Controller-Based Wireless LAN Fundamentals: An end-to-end reference guide to design, deploy, manage, and secure 802.11 wireless networks

ISBN-13: 9780132903844

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Overview

Table of contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 The Need for Controller-Based Wireless Networks

Why Wireless LAN Controllers Were Created

Why You Need to Use a Wireless LAN Controller

Controller-Based WLAN Functional and Elemental Architecture

Autonomous AP Issues and the WLC Remedy

    Problem: WLAN APs Are Difficult to Deploy

    Problem: WLANs Are Not Secure

    Problem: Infrastructure Device Configuration and Scaling

        Problem: Autonomous AP Costs for Configuring Each AP

        Problem: Autonomous AP Costs for Keeping Each AP’s Software Up to Date

        Problem: RF Expertise and Configuration Challenges

Mobility Applications Enabled by Controller-Based WLANs

WLANs Do Not Provide the Performance and Robustness Needed for Use as a Primary Access Network

Summary

Chapter 2 Wireless LAN Protocols

Understanding the Relevant Standards

    Wi-Fi Alliance

    Cisco Compatible Extensions

    IETF

The Physical Layer

    Physical Layer Concepts

CAPWAP

    CAPWAP Versus LWAPP

    CAPWAP Protocol Fundamentals

        CAPWAP Terminology

        CAPWAP Control Messages

        CAPWAP Data Messages

        CAPWAP State Machine

        CUWN Implementation of the CAPWAP Discovery

        CAPWAP Transport

    CAPWAP MAC Modes

        Split MAC Mode

        Local MAC Mode

    Summary of CAPWAP

Packet Flow in the Cisco Unified Wireless Network

    CAPWAP Control

    CAPWAP Data Path: Centrally Bridged Traffic

    CAPWAP Data Path: Locally Bridged Traffic

Summary of Packet Flow

Summary

References

Chapter 3 802.11n

IEEE 802.11n Standard

    802.11n MAC

    Other 802.11 Standards Used with 802.11n

    Frequency Bands Supported by 802.11n

Antenna Arrays

    Transmit Beam Forming (TxBF)

    Beam Steering

    Spatial Multiplexing

    Transmit Diversity

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